Used Toyota Ratings
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2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder - (M5)
Cons: the luggage space can only hold one change of u-trou and a toothbrush.
Advice: don't think about it unless you want to have fun driving. this is not for ANYTHING else.corners well,awesome acceleration,stops on a dime. feel the road like crazy. a little bit pushed around in major cross winds due to light weight. looks like a toy but runs like a beast. toylike features may make it a less than long term member of the family.
2002 Toyota Camry - LE V6 (A4)
Pros: Smooth ride
Advice: Buy oneA perfect car. The best car that I ever owned.
2003 Toyota Matrix - XR (M5) FWD
Pros: body styling
Cons: does not come standard with ABS
Advice: Get it now before it goes into high demand!Ride is smooth except for large bumps (such as speedbumps). Controls comfortably accessable. Excellent handling. Spaceous. A very good buy.
2002 Toyota Land Cruiser - Base
Pros: Driving position with good seating and vision.
Cons: Gas mileage (19.5 mpg) less than I hoped for.
Advice: Get the 'Limited' model.I have 2700 miles on the vehicle, basically in surban and highway driving, and like it better the more I drive. Ride and every day handling are excellent. Most features are well thoughtout; and finsh and fit are a-one. Engine is very smooth and powerfull. The gearing is a little taller than I would have picked, but since I plan to tow a trailer okay for the future.
2003 Toyota Matrix - XR (M5) FWD
Pros: Fold down front seat
Cons: The high center arm rest makes it difficult to buckle your seatbelt.
Advice: get the cold weather package. It heats up SOOO fast.The car is quite quick off the line but starts to loose its punch at about 30 mph. The car handles great with the 17' alloy wheels. I'm 6'4' and pretty wide at the sholders and I fit into the car without any problem, and I don't have to strugle to get out because the seats are higher than any compact car I have ever been in. The only thing that I would have liked to have seen is plastic grocrie bag holders attached to the back of the rear seats so things don't roll all over the place when cornering. Oh and Why didn't they put in a 3 prong outlet?? I had to get an adapter for my laptop.
2003 Toyota Matrix - Standard (M5) FWD
Cons: Could be a bit larger, especially in front seating.
Advice: BUY before price goes up.Good solid feeling smallish car. Versatile layout - hatchbacks are back ! Power is just enough not to get in trouble.
2002 Toyota Camry - SE V6 (A4)
Cons: Poor service
Advice: Stay away, service after the sale, at least from Elmhurst Toyota, is a real problem.Car drives and handles great - when it wants to. Have had a continuing problem with the vehicle jerking on deceleration. Toyota has a service bulletin out on the V6 that takes away most, but not all, of the problem. The rest they attribute to 'normal operation'. Aside from this, the ABS actuator and the dash had to be replaced - both after long waits for parts (8 days on the ABS actuator and 2 months on the dash). Would not recommend this vehicle based on service problems. (Am currently involved in a dispute with Toyota over the deceleration problem.)